There have been a few racial skirmishes between students, but nothing major. Most have been the result of ignorance rather than hatred. There is an office of equity and inclusion if something needs to be seriously addressed. Gay people are generally accepted, you will see equality symbols on the doors of many professor's and staff member's offices. There is a good mix of conservative and liberal students, though you probably wouldn't know anyone's affiliation unless it came up in conversation or class discussion.